Doctors: forgetfulness can be an extremely dangerous signal

We note that in recent years often find yourself forgetting? Do not leave it just like that. Scientists have studied what may indicate impairment of memory and eventually tied it with mini-strokes, according to health info with reference to medikforum.ru.

The authors of this work, American experts from Columbia University, concluded: microstroke may well be the cause of the problems a person with memory problems. The conclusion of researchers is based on the results of brain MRI examination of 658 people without dementia.

According to the authors of the project, at the 174 participants of the experiment they were able to identify the link between what had happened mini-strokes and decrease the volume of the hippocampus, part of the limbic system of the brain responsible for memory processes. Thus, suddenly emerged forgetfulness may be a signal of a brain haemorrhage.

Scientists explain that unlike microstroke stroke affects the small vessels of the brain, so the violation takes place unobtrusively. At the same time, remaining undetected, mini-strokes lead to the oppression of intellectual functions until the appearance of dementia dementsionnogo nature.

The researchers expressed that the MRI-scan elderly, allows you to track changes in the size of the hippocampus may help timely identification of problems with blood vessels.